The word ‘diet’ comes from the Greek word ‘díaita’ meaning: way of living, not “7 Day Bacon Cleanse: Lose 20 lbs in 24 hours!”.
I just got a Macbook Pro at work. So far I like it a lot but I ran into the problem that I’m not an admin (and the permissions on
/usr/local/ were completely locked down) on it and I wanted to be able to install Homebrew tools whenever I felt like it.
First, clone Homebrew into your home directory:
cd $HOME git clone https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew.git
Next, add Homebrew to your path (your syntax might be different if you’re not using bash):
Now test, I installed tmux, MacVim and tree (shows a nice hierarchical view of a database structure):
brew install tree tree
Below is a quick cheat sheet I made up to help out when I was on the phone with people. Inevitably you have to either read off an account number or spell out some weird URL and run into a conversation like this:
Tech Support: Please read off your account number
Me: k, 005V345
Tech: Thank you, I have that as 005B345
Me: No, that’s V as in Victor not B as in Bravo
Now I keep this next to the phone so I don’t have to think of a word that clearly begins with V.
Phonetic Alphabet Cheat Sheet: Download PDF